There are some wonderful people in Lonehill who, on a completely volunteer basis, take care of healthy populations of feral cats, bunnies, goats, dogs etc.  They sometimes share their tales with the Lonehill Community on this Lonehill Animal Welfare News website as they depend on the public for support, donations, volunteering and sharing in their good and not so good news sometimes.
If you have any articles and photos about animal welfare to share with the Lonehill Community, you can contact the webmaster to submit such articles and photos by Tuesday at 12:00 noon.  In the LRA newsletter a link is published weekly to this independent website.  Articles can be any length and photos any size.



This is Sandy on the left.

She is one of the oldest ferals in Leaping Frog centre. She is very small and timid. I guess she is about 15 or 16 years old.

We are all concerned about her failing health. She is not eating hardly and its difficult to know what is the problem unless we catch her and take her to the vet. We are trying to find the right moment to catch her. With winter here it’s important that she eats well. We all take tasty morsels to tempt her into eating properly. I will update you all in my next Chronicles.


Thank you to the ladies who left cat food donations in our red bin in Lonehill shopping centre.

Carole Dike


Emergencies over long weekends:

The inevitable! I don’t think we have had a long weekend in the past 6 years when we didn’t have an emergency. Fortunately this weekend it was in Lonehill and not further afield.

Our own Lonehill Vet is open for a short time both morning and afternoons on Sundays and Public Holidays and although there is a surcharge it is nowhere near as high as the 24 hour hospitals.

This weekend it was my own cat, Peanut, who was rescued as a kitten from the Lonehill Shopping Centre in late 2009 homed for 6 years and then abandoned in late 2015 since which time she has been with me. She is back in today for further tests but Lonehill Vets’ hours were a blessing.

Bunny Hudson is one of our free roaming indigenous bunnies. Cristina of The Lonehill Bunnies sighted him yesterday looking very lethargic and obviously not well. She was able to simply pick him up and will take him to Bryanston Avian today. We wish him a quick recovery.

Aurora our own little Sunflower:

We couldn’t resist this photo on the right. Aurora, one of our adopted kittens, has just been spayed and had to wear a cone of shame, however, we found this beautiful Sunflower cone and she is so proud of it.


Per photo has been in the shelter since mid 2018. He’s affectionate, unassuming and well behaved having been housed with 7 female cats.

He always tends to be overlooked by visitors as the females always push to the fore but there’s the possibility of a long term foster coming up and we feel he is an ideal candidate for this particular person.

He is today with a Vet for blood tests and a couple of x-rays. He has always had a slightly hunched/arched back and we just wish to make sure going forward that it is not a problem for the foster parent. Thanks again to Sandi whose previous donation will cover the costs. By the way Sandi, Jimmy is Snow’s brother.


The kitten mentioned previously as having been found in Glenferness is now allowed outside under supervision. Far too young to be allowed out on her own but as you can see she has a leash and harness and even then the first thing she did was jump up tree. On cold nights she has a little jersey she wears. She is still up for adoption.

Marshmallow is now nearly 2 years and 4 months old and was diagnosed with FeLV (Feline Leukaemia) when a young kitten.

She has been a single cat in long term foster care for 2 years now and is doing well except last week she had to have most of her teeth removed (FeLV cats are prone to gingivitis and stomatitis).

Again thanks to a donation I was able to pay for this very necessary procedure. At the same time she had blood tests done which showed that apart from the mouth problems, being a cat with FeLV, she is quite healthy.


These can be dropped off with Biz-X-Press opposite our Woolworths in the Lonehill Shopping Centre.


Approved adoption applications and home-checks apply. Our adoption fee covers 1st vacs and boosters as well as 1st rabies, deworming, deflea, and sterilization when done by one of our nominated Vets. Should you wish to meet any of our kittens, teenagers or adult cats please contact me.

Financial Donations to:
Cats Galore
Standard Bank
Branch code: 051001
Cheque a/c no. 002982846
Beneficiary Ref: “CG + Cell number”
Proof of payments to either: Judy 083 611 1333 or judy.e.david@gmail.com

Judy David
083 611 1333